Dr. Shernaz Cama will present a paper on water harvesting system entitled “Ava: A Living Goddess”.
Dr. Shernaz Cama
Director UNESCO Parzor & Associate Professor, Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi
Dr. Shernaz Cama is a multifaceted personality with diverse interests. Equally passionate about her profession as an academic, she has been teaching students at graduate and postgraduate level at Delhi University’s prestigious Lady Shri Ram College since 1983, and guides doctoral research in her role as Honorary Director of the UNESCO initiated PARZOR project.
She has been a Resource Person for the Centre for Professional Development in Higher Education involving continuing Education Programmes for Universities across India. A regular contributor to academic journals, she has several publications to her credit. The most recent is Threads of Continuity: Zoroastrian Life and Culture, 2016.
Since 2008, she has been associated as an Academic Advisor for the USIEF, Fulbright Hays and the Fulbright Nehru programmes.
Deeply interested in promoting interfaith harmony, Dr. Cama is the Zoroastrian member of the International Temple of Understanding.
Dr. Cama has been involved with Zoroastrian community affairs for several decades. She has been awarded the Mancherji Edalji Joshi Memorial Trust “Outstanding Contribution Award” and The Federation of Zoroastrian Anjuman’s of India ”Mazda Education Foundation Award” for services to the Zoroastrian community.
In 1999, UNESCO invited Dr. Cama to initiate a Project on the Preservation and Promotion of Parsi Zoroastrian Culture and Heritage (Parzor). As Honorary Director of this Project she has traveled across India and abroad recording Oral Traditions and creating awareness of the rich culture and heritage of this community.
She is a Co Signatory to the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India, Jiyo Parsi Programme and is spear heading this Programme throughout India. As the International Coordinator for the Everlasting Flame International Programme 2016, she recently curated exhibitions and planned the largest ever Festival of the Zoroastrians in the world.